Executive Leadership Institute

ENHANCE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS

OVERVIEW

VIRTUAL EVENT DATES:
July 28–29, 2021
Day 1: 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. (CDT)
Day 2: 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (CDT)

FEES:
AALL Members – $349 (early bird through July 9 ) / $399 (through July 14)
Nonmembers – $523 (early bird through July 9) / $598 (through July 14)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 14, 2021

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The role of executive and director-level professionals continues to evolve and expand rapidly. Whether you are in a law school, law firm, or government law library, the AALL Executive Leadership Institute will take your professional development to the next level. Expand your leadership skills and participate in open, dynamic, and strategic conversations on a wide range of topics. Join a network of directors to learn about inclusive leadership strategies and approaches to increase your leadership and soft skills. Experts from across the legal spectrum will discuss leading through uncertainty, managing unexpected change, and what it takes to lead in today’s environment.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Directors and interim-director level professionals are invited to register.  Contact us at prof-edu@aall.org with questions.

TOPICS

  • Leadership and Inclusive Communication
  • From Unconscious Bias to Conscious inclusion
  • Collaboration and Leadership in Legal Services
  • Leadership Across the Legal Spectrum
  • Driving Change During Transitional Times
  • Leadership Transitions and Looking Ahead to the Future
  • Leading Well and Avoiding Burnout

SPEAKERS

FEMI CADMUS

LAW LIBRARIAN AND PROFESSOR OF LAW AT YALE LAW SCHOOL

Femi CadmusCadmus’s research focus, publications, and presentations cover topics such as law and technology, the evolving role of the modern-day law library, open access to legal information, and law library management and administration. Most recently, she was the Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Distinguished Research Professor of Law and Director of the J. Michael Goodson Library at Duke University. She was previously the Edward Cornell Law Librarian at Cornell University and held roles at the law libraries of Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and the University of Oklahoma. She serves on several legal information advisory boards, and is active in library associations, including AALL, where she served as president from 2018-2019.

 


MARY J. DAVIS

DEAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY DAVID ROSENBERG COLLEGE OF LAW

Mary Davis

Davis has been on the UK Law faculty since 1991. She joined the faculty after six years of a products liability litigation defense practice for the law firms of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and McGuire, Woods, Battle, & Boothe in Richmond, Virginia. Her experience, which involved management of nationwide litigation, has informed her scholarship in the field of products liability.

 


STEPHEN DEMPSEY

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION, SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP

Stephen DempseyDempsey has been a legal administrator for 26 years. He is currently the director of administration for the Washington, DC, Dallas, and Houston offices of Sidley Austin LLP. He also oversees the library and research functions for the firm. In that role, he guided the centralization of the global library operations and the complete reorganization of the outsourcing functions at Sidley. He has been active in the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) and was president of the Capital Chapter and served on the national board of directors. He is trustee of the College of Law Practice Management (COLPM) and has worked as a change agent and transition leader throughout his career.

 


GREG LAMBERT

CHIEF KNOWLEDGE SERVICES OFFICER, JACKSON WALKER LLP

Greg Lambert

As chief knowledge services officer, Lambert oversees operations for the library, research, RFPs, and conflicts & intake departments. He served as AALL President from 2017-2018, and is known as an advocate for law librarians and legal information professionals. Lambert is a founder of the 3 Geeks and a Law Blog, and writes extensively on the topics of law librarianship, competitive intelligence, knowledge management, and the roles on the administrative side of large law firms. He also co-hosts The Geek In Review podcast with Marlene Gebauer.

 


DARBY DICKERSON

DEAN /PROFESSOR OF LAW SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

Darby DickersonDickerson’s five-year term as dean officially begins on July 1, 2021. She has extensive experience in leadership, teaching, scholarship, community service, and philanthropy. Within the higher-ed community, she is known for revolutionizing legal writing. A nationally known leader in legal education, Dickerson is active in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). In addition to serving as president in 2020, she is currently the organization’s immediate past president and a past chair of several AALS sections, including the Section for the Law School Dean and the Section on Institutional Advancement.

 


DR. DAISY LOVELACE 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THE PRACTICE AT DUKE UNIVERSITY FUQUA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Daisy Lovelace

Lovelace teaches leadership and communication courses in the daytime MBA program at Duke. Her professional interests include leadership, inclusive excellence, interpersonal communication, crisis management, persuasion, and influence. Lovelace is also a corporate consultant and executive coach. In addition to live instruction, she teaches short courses on the LinkedIn Learning platform. In addition to teaching at Duke, she has held faculty posts at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington, Princeton University, Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

 


JUDGE SCOTT SCHLEGEL

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT

Scott SchlegelJudge Schlegel, who serves as chair of the Louisiana Supreme Court Technology Commission, was recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as a 2021 Legal Rebel. The designation was given to 10 individuals in the legal profession who help to bring about change in the judicial system by establishing a blueprint for courts to better serve the general public.

 

 


MEREDITH WILLIAMS-RANGE 

SHEARMAN & STERLING LLP

Meredith Williams Range

Williams-Range oversees and coordinates global strategy in master data management, conflicts, governance, new business intake, records, legal project management, knowledge management, research services, and more. She also oversees many of the firm’s resources that allow Shearman to partner with clients and deliver cutting-edge legal technology. She is widely recognized as a leading authority in innovation, legal tech, and the practice of law changes, and is a frequent presenter and author.​​ In addition, Williams-Range is a Past President of the Board of Directors for the International Legal Technology Association.

 


MICHELLE WU

FORMER ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR LIBRARY SERVICES AND PROFESSOR OF LAW AT THE GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER

Michelle WuBefore retirement, Michelle M. Wu was the associate dean for library services and professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She has over 25 years of experi­ence in law schools, not only in law libraries but also in other law school decanal positions (academic affairs, administration & finance, human resources). She has taught copyright, copyright licensing, and advanced legal research, and speaks regularly at library conferences. She has authored and edited publications on copyright, library management, and leadership, and has provided regional and national leadership training for prospective/new law library directors and law school associate deans.


REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY

Participation is limited for this event.  The Executive Leadership Institute will be held online with live facilitated sessions, and large and small group breakouts on July 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT and on July 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT.  There will be optional networking opportunities for participants at the end of the first day. The sessions will not be recorded.

The early-bird price is $349 for AALL members  (through  July 9) the regular price is $399 (through July 14).  The early-bird price is $523 for nonmembers (through July 9)  and the regular price is $598 for nonmembers (through the July 14).

You may cancel in writing by July 9 to elearning@aall.org.  You will be refunded your registration fee minus a 15% administrative charge. Cancellation requests received after the deadline will not be eligible for a refund.  No-shows will not be eligible for a refund.  If you have any questions, please contact AALL Director of Education Celeste R. Smith for more information.

SPONSOR INFORMATION

This continuing professional education opportunity is sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries in partnership with Thomson Reuters. Contact Celeste R. Smith, AALL director of education, via email or 312.205.8032 for more information.